Ebay Alerts! Fifteen items – July 14, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/okc2h32 ANTIQUE LACE-CIRCA 19THC.FINE NEEDLEPOINT LACE FALLCAP
Size: 10.5″ x 43″
Starting Price: $55.00
Auction ends: Jul 15, 2013 08:50:28 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  A flat needlelace fallcap. Looks like Point de Gaze, but a little atypical design. These really flat pieces come around now and then and really haven’t been properly researched. The outlines of the motifs are a little irregular, almost like it’s been washed, but this might just be a result of the working method. This one has some tiny holes in the mesh, but everything looks intact; basically good condition.

151079717657   Sold for $102.50, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/po7dlj3 19thc Long Irish Crochet Lace Collar Dentelle Irlande Long Col
Size: neckline 40″, outer 55″, depth 5.9″
Starting Price: $45.00
Auction ends: Jul 15, 2013 19:09:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Irvington, Paris, France
Comments:  An Irish Crochet collar with long points. A dense design with a lot of circular motifs – I especially like the little pinwheel design. Not entirely sure how that’s made – looks like a really long bullion stitch.  Picots are loops of crochet.  Seller sites 2 loose brides (one makes a hole in a pinwheel along the neckline). Overall good condition.

330949579803   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/oczcby2 *Antique Handmade Lace – English Bucks Regency Bobbin Lace
Size: 8.5″ x 20.5″, not sure of the width of the lace
Starting Price: $1.99
Auction ends: Jul 15, 2013 19:36:36 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller antique-monograms, Vancouver, Washington, United States
Comments:  I think this is one of the Lille variations, it resembles the slightly heavier laces often found on headwear in the low countries. The dense pattern and the use of esprits in the ground also resembles the Beveran style, although this is obviously not Beveran.  I think the border has been cut to go around the corners. Looks in overall good condition.  Note, I’ve written a piece on Regency lace http://tinyurl.com/af9umng and I don’t see a lot of markers here that would put it in that category.

390624561128   sold for $27.00, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ndpg8ut Antique/vintage Irish crochet lace christening gown for repair/restoration
Size: not given
Starting Price: 4.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 16, 2013 11:04:19 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A christening gown covered in finely worked Irish Crochet which some valenciennes along the neckline. I’ll defer to the seller on condition, which seems short of good, although the overall photos aren’t bad looking. I’m always impressed how the Irish Crochet can be used as a actual textile in fashion creating some very interesting looks. There are no detailed closeups of the lace, but it does have an earlier design sometimes going under the name ‘imitation guipure’.

231013530180   Sold for 178.13 GBP, 13 bids.

http://tinyurl.com/ofz3yyz Antique LACE-LOVELY LARGE TAMBOUR LACE BEDSPREAD
Size: 82″ x 94″
Starting Price: $45.00 with reserve
Auction ends: Jul 17, 2013 09:22:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mithya, Irvington, New York, United States
Comments:  A bedspread of embroidered and applique net. The embroidery appears to be tambour, and there is an interesting combination with muslin applique. Unfortunately no photo of the entire thing so it’s a bit hard to get an overall impression. But the sections shown have a good, well executed design. I’m thinking it’s a Belgian piece. Seller cites minor age stains and a few small openings. Overall good condition.

151080941230   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qagourb A Beautiful Antique Brussels Point De Gaze Lace collar 1900
Size: 105 cm long, 15 cm deep at back
Starting Price: 92.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 17, 2013 11:30:31 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Brussels Duchesse collar with long front points. Note the unusually large raised petal rose insert center back, and further inserts on the sides with decorative ‘mode’ fillings. The bobbinlace has a more flat bruges-like appearance. There are a few broken brides throughout, and the needlelace looks quite good. Basically good condition.

281134025299   Sold for 107.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/qb6852m An Exquisite Brussels Duchesse Lace Collar circa 1900
Size: 21 cm deep, 53 cm wide
Starting Price: 82.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 17, 2013 12:00:53 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Duchesse collar, no needlelace inserts.  Conventionally the custom has been to call lace like this with Point de Gaze inserts “Duchesse de Bruxelles”, and without Point de Gaze “Duchesse de Bruges”. I think we need to rethink that, since there’s a lot of possibility of confusion with Bruges Bloemwerk, and it’s very difficult to tell where such things were made. So I’m calling this just “Duchesse”, since you really couldn’t tell the difference in technique from something that had needlelace. The best thing to do would be to go back to the original manufacturers and see what they called these thing, and take what early 20th century English writers say on the subject with a lot of caution.
This piece has a good design, note the interesting raised trails against halfstitch in a band around the outside.  There’s a separate piece attached along the neckline. It does have that rather wrinkled ‘washed’ appearance, and a loose bride here  and there. Overall good condition.

281134041948   Sold for 91.00 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q6x7u47 Dentelle ancienne ( Valenciennes )
Size: 6.5 cm x 290 cm
Starting Price: 15.00 EUR
Auction ends: Jul 17, 2013 12:21:35 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller chantaiziere, Centre, France
Comments:  An interesting 19th c square-meshed Valenciennes border. Narrower than it looks from the photos. The motifs are solidly worked relying on a little openwork for definition. It’s almost a throwback to the mid 18th c work, although cast in a more 19th century simplistic bed linens design. No esprits, which is a bit unusual for this period. Only two photos and no comments on condition, but what I see I’ll call very good condition.

121141334054   Sold for 15.50 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nkvktd8 Antique Bedfordshire bobbin lace handmade lovely collar
Size: 17″ neckline, 5″ center back excluding 1″ frill
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 18, 2013 05:49:55 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingdom
Comments:  A collar of bobbinlace guipure, perhaps floral beds, but the design and the way the  woven leaves are treated might be more on the Cluny side. It’s a hard call, but maybe more Beds. There’s a separate piece attached on the neckline, and I can’t tell if there’s been some cutting at the neckline points.  Looks basically in very good condition from the photos, just a little age discoloration.

290944516559   Sold for 35.59 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/njtu6ar antique needle lace trim Maltese collar doll or child
Size: 4″ deep, 10″ not sure what that measurement means
Starting Price: $8.99
Auction ends: Jul 19, 2013 07:51:43 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller nedbraden1972, Spokane, Washington, United States
Comments:  I’m putting this one out of date order so you can compare this piece with the ‘Beds’ collar reviewed above. This one is much more typical of Cluny or Miracourt. Note the use of the gimp, the rosettes of woven leaves, and the raised tallies on halfstitch in the flowers. These are all more Cluny characteristics. The lace looks intact but a little wrinkled,  and the woven leaf rosettes aren’t so crisp. Overall good condition.

330955508562   Sold for $15.51, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/obq2vqo Antique Brussels Brugge lace lovely bodice insert
Size: 17″ neckline, 5.5″ down front
Starting Price: 34.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 18, 2013 05:54:10 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller discover4, London, United Kingcom
Comments:  A dress insert of Bruges Bloemwerk, quite well done with good design, tending toward the more elaborate Duchesse style, but not quite there. Looks in very good condition from the photos.

290944517795   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pp8wkzg A Beautiful Victorian Bobbin Lace Marriage Handkerchief 1900
Size: 35 cm square
Starting Price: 29.99 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 18, 2013 11:46:07 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller winterwonderlandfairy, london, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Duchesse handkerchief, tending toward the Bruge style.  The design relies on relatively few motifs, organized well.  A few raised ribs in some leaves, and note the large flowers with the half-stitch shading elements. A few broken brides and some large brown spots, especially in the center cloth. Basically good condition.

281134540980   Sold for 39.50 GBP, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/on6syty Lovely Antique Mother of Pearl & Handmade Lace Fan
Size: ~9.75″ long
Starting Price: 11.00 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 18, 2013 12:00:17 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller baraud, london, United Kingdom
Comments:  A Duchesse de Bruges fan with inlaid Mother of Pearl sticks. An asymmetric Point de Gaze insert in the center, no raised work in the needlelace. No raised work in the bobbinlace either, basically gimp-outlined motifs. The lace looks intact, seller says it’s a little grubby with a few ‘marks’, and one guard stick has a repair. Overall good condition.

350832153201   Sold for 47.00 GBP, 9 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/o3p8l9m Antique/vintage hand made tape lace collar – Branscombe?
Size: 14″ neckline, center back depth 7″
Starting Price: 14.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 19, 2013 10:07:41 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  One of the key identifiers of Branscombe is the little edge of double buttonhole stitch groups, which seems to be used on this piece. But there are other elements not present, such as looped picot brides and the heavily ribbed spiderweb decorations. Plus a lot of Branscombe has a much denser design. But it varied widely, so it is a possibility. Interesting design, sort of an Art Nouveau flavor. The condition appears very good from the photos. And they are really nice photos.

330955603904   Sold for 14.95 GBP, 1 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/q9fuj94 3 yards antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace
Size: 7.5″ x 3 yards
Starting Price: 24.95 GBP
Auction ends: Jul 19, 2013 10:28:40 PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments:  A long border, reasonably wide of Duchesse. It has a few needlelace ‘mode’ fillings. The design looks fairly elaborate, but relies on a short repeat. Two joins, some repairs and some broken brides. Basically good condition.

231015091795   Sold for 128.55 GBP, 8 bidders.

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